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My New Favorite Kitchen Tool: Our Immersion Blender

Do you like smoothies, shakes, etc. but don’t have the storage space for a full-sized blender? (Or, alternately, do you detest taking apart all the pieces afterward to wash them by hand?) Do you wish you could make your own baby food from scratch, but don’t have the time? (Or, do you already do this …

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Tunes for Traveling With Kids: Our Top 15 Road Trip Soundtracks

Before your next family road trip, treat yourselves to some tunes everyone can handle. It will make your journey a happier one for everyone involved.

Are you sick of listening to your kids belt out the theme song from Frozen yet? Do you wish that the singing purple dinosaur had never been invented? Do you prefer some good music for a long car ride over hearing your kids’ dueling electronic toys in the backseat? Do you have a long car …

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Next Time You Travel, Try Diaper Covers

If you’re spending part of the holiday season in transit, and your entourage will include at least one child who’s not yet fully toilet-trained, you have a lot of potential messes ahead of you, at a time when it’s least convenient. Whether you use disposable diapers, cloth, or something in between, this post is for …

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Save Money on Holiday Shopping Online

My apologies to any readers outside the United States, since this hack is apparently only open to U.S. residents. But for those of you who fit that bill, have you discovered Ebates yet? It’s my favorite new way to save when shopping online. I tend to shop for holiday gifts year-round; this minimizes the overall …

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My Two Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets

Want to save tons of time and revolutionize your food prep? That's what these kitchen gadgets - my mandoline and my chain-metal glove - have done for me.

There are two items in my kitchen that make my life oh-so-much easier. These kitchen gadgets take a lot of extra time and work out of food prep. In the process, they make it easier for me to cook healthy meals from scratch, AND help me save money by cutting my own produce (instead of …

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